Animal Industries Resource Centre

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Traineeships

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Australian Government Traineeship Programs

A traineeship is a structured training and paid employment arrangement that involves a contract between the employer, the government and the trainee. Traineeships vary in length depending on course and employment status. Traineeships are not available to non-residents of Australia.

What is a traineeship?

Trainees are employed under a government-approved training agreement, which is a legal commitment. You will be required to sign a training agreement that states that you will fulfill all the things the contract requires in exactly the same way as you would expect your employer/employee to fulfill all of their commitments. For trainees under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian is also a party to the contract.

Employers of trainees are required to allow time from normal day-to-day tasks to participate in set training sessions and course work. The mentor may choose this time to discuss the theoretical basis of a job task, use the session to discuss a specific case, or to work through activities and case studies from study guides. The trainees “skills record log” (also known as a Training Record) and “workplace monitoring form” will assist in guiding off the job training sessions. State Training Authorities may visit the workplace of a trainee to ensure that the terms of the contract are being agreed to and that the training organisation, Employer and Trainee are adhering to the training plan as set out by the training organisation.

At this time we are unable to deliver state funded traineeships in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, ACT and Northern Territory.

Fees relating to government funded traineeships (State-Funded trainees only)

Queensland: $1.60 per nominal hour of training (please contact AIRC for more details)

Tasmania: $425, plus $500 for hard-copy course materials (optional)

Information about Traineeships

These links take you to external websites. They are state govenment websites where you will find traineeship information:

 

Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Providers

AASN providers are the first point of contact during the life cycle of the training contract, to:

  • provide advice, support and general information on apprenticeships and traineeships suitable for workplaces
  • assist in completing, lodging and updating training contracts
  • conduct inductions with employers and apprentices/trainees
  • provide information and assistance with Commonwealth and state incentives
  • provide support through mentoring

Find the AASN provider closest to you by phoning 13 38 73, or visit the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network website: http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/

Please Note:

Changes to existing worker traineeships:

Australia Wide

As of 3rd August 2013 the government have introduced changes to incentives paid to employers for existing workers. Existing workers signed up after this date will no longer attract federal incentives for qualifications that do NOT appear on the National Skills Needs List. ACM20110 - ACM40412 do NOT appear on the list. For further information please contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Centre.

Queensland Only

The Department of Education, Training and Employment have announced funding changes for school-based trainee's signed up as of 1st July 2013. This does not disadvantage existing SBT's who were previously studying with the Animal Industries Resource Centre. For SBT's signed to a traineeship from 1st July 2013 we will be invoicing the employer for the gap in fees paid by the State Government and the price paid previously.